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ABS/MBS Market

Every week, Asset-Backed Alert delivers the earliest word on money-making plays emerging from the evolving securitization business, including the worldwide markets for ABS, MBS and CLOs.

Selections from Recent Issues

03/24/2017

Founders Part Ways With Sierra, Skopos

Sierra Auto Finance founder Sam Ellis and Skopos Financial co-founder Mark Gallas have separately left the subprime auto lenders.

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03/17/2017

Securitization Pros Tackle Diamond Deal

Investment-banking firm Castle Placement is shopping a securitization of trade receivables tied to an unusual asset: diamonds.

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03/10/2017

Head of Agency Initiative Shown the Door

The founder of the Common Securitization Platform has been dismissed.

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03/03/2017

LendIt Confab to Showcase Improvement

With the marketplace-lending business on the mend, industry participants are eyeing the sector’s main-event conference as an opportunity to display...

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02/24/2017

Synthetic Structure Pitched for Capital Relief

J.C. Flowers & Co. and Sandler O’Neill & Partners are pitching a program under which community banks could gain capital relief for their holdings of...

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02/17/2017

New Outlook Prompts Growth at Morgan Lewis

Morgan Lewis has set out to recapture the top ranking among law firms that represent issuers of asset- and mortgage-backed bonds, starting with the hiring...

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02/10/2017

FFELP Flurry in State Issuers' Forecasts

State-sponsored education lenders are lining up to issue bonds underpinned by government-guaranteed student loans.

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02/03/2017

Freddie Maps Reperforming-Loan Auctions

Freddie Mac plans to expand a program under which it funnels reperforming home loans into securitization pools.

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01/27/2017

S&P Seeks Public Face for CLO Comeback

S&P is seeking an experienced collateralized loan obligation professional to help it regain lost market share in the sector.

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01/20/2017

Loan Scarcity Dampening Outlook for CLOs

Collateralized loan obligation professionals are fretting over declining yields in the corporate-debt market.

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01/13/2017

New-Issue Lag Drives Secondary Trading

With the supply of new structured-finance deals off to a slow start this year, secondary-market trading is running strong.

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01/06/2017

Deal Flood Tests Rating Agency's Capacity

A late-year flurry of collateralized loan obligations exposed a potential limitation to issuance volume: the workloads rating-agency analysts are able to...

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